Thursday, December 31, 2015


I wish all of you a very happy, blessed and safe New Years! Photobucket

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas & Break


This year has been crazy but I am so thankful for each and every thing that has happened. I have learned more this year than in previous and for that I am closer in God and increased my faith.

Homeschooling is officially on break and will not start back until January the 4th. At that time we will be preparing and reviewing for a week or so and starting full throttle back into our books. Testing for us comes in April so I will push hard the next 3 months of the New Year.

The blog will be quite because I will be enjoying a break from everything. I am not on Facebook as much lately and have been enjoying silly times with my kids and keeping myself busy with cooking and other hobbies.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year friends. I pray your Christmas is greatly blessed.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wordless Wednesday December 16


Monday, December 14, 2015

Easy Moon Sand Recipe

This is a very simple and fun recipe that I actually let my kiddos make all by themselves.

You need:
Baby Oil

Mix 8 cups of flour together with 1 cup of baby oil.

You have to mix for a few minutes to get the oil and flour combined but it will still look like flour however it will hold its shape for you now. 

{ A funny here - We did try to dye it however we had no success with food coloring }

Now time to play! 

My children love the moon sand that you buy in the store however the amount that you get is very small with a very large price for the amount in my opinion.

With making your own moon sand you get the cost effective side and your able to make as much as you want for the needs of your children.

For instance, my son loves to play with his tractors and dump trucks in his while my daughter is playing with cookie cutters or has horses running through it! 

There is something here than anyone could love. 

My children have commented how nice their hands smell after play too! 

Enjoy making something that is fun for your children and saving money while at it! 


Friday, December 4, 2015

Christmas Crafts - 5 Days of Christmas

Today is the fifth day of our 5 Days of Christmas.

I have shared with you some wonderful gift ideas for boys and girls.

Yummy recipes that are our favorites and today I am going to share with you some wonderful easy and most importantly - FUN Christmas crafts for the kids.

We have done every one of these so enjoy!

Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft:

Popsicle Stick Crafts for Christmas:
We personally have made several of these, even one year a scarecrow!  

Popsicle Stick Ornaments - 10 Easy Kids Christmas Crafts! #DIY---Can you tell I have some craft sticks?:

Bird Seed Ornament:

A festive craft the kids will enjoy making and the the birds will love! A homemade birdseed Christmas ornament is inexpensive and exactly what your naked, winter tree needs.

Popsicle Snowflakes:

Popsicle Snowflakes. Could use less "girly" stuff like small pebbles, marbles, leaves, etc for Cub Scouts.

And last but not least!!

Salt Dough Ornaments:

27 Christmas Salt Dough Ornaments For Kids To Make

I hope you enjoyed our 5 Days of Christmas!


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Christmas Treats - 5 Days of Christmas

 Today is day 4 of blogging 5 days of Christmas! 

Today is Christmas treats! I mean who doesn't love to eat good food during the holidays?

Baking during the holidays is a tradition here in the Arrowood house. My children love helping make a mess ------- I mean decorate!

I have tried most of these in the precious years and have to say they are normally easy and very, very good. Our household approves them.

Peppermint Oreo Fudge 

Three ingredient peppermint Oreo fudge

Crescent Pizza Stockings (we have actually done this in several shapes)

Crescent Pizza Stockings

Grinch Punch (yummy - my daughter loves this)

grinch punch featured

Santa Hat Brownies (I love adding fruit to my desserts) I'm doing Christmas ideas already...The most adorable thing I have ever seen. Santa hat strawberries on brownies...cute!:

Holiday Tree Brownies (I make these every year and my kids decorate them) 

Holiday Tree Brownies

Check out our 5 Days of Christmas:

Day 1: Boys Christmas Guide

Day 2: Our Favorite Christmas Movies

Day 3: Girls Christmas Guide


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Girls Christmas Guide

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I love buying gifts for the girls in my family. This list includes items that I have purchased for gifts this year or in the past and they loved!

You can just about never go wrong with what you pick for girls
Here is my Girls Christmas Guide - Enjoy!

Darice 80 piece art set:

Little House On The Prairie Book Set:

Horse Necklace:

Frozen Story Play Set:

Spirograph Deluxe:

Candy Chocolate Pin:

Spot It: (if you do not own this game let me urge you to purchase)

Weaving Loom:

Owls Coloring Book:

My Password Journal:

Laugh Out Loud Pocket Journal:

Singing Machine:

Remember to check out our series 5 Days of Christmas!